Category Archives: Research

New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate

By Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, and Justin Grimes, Statistician, IMLS With more than $36 billion dollars of discounts provided to date, the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-rate,” helps schools and libraries … Continue reading

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Letting the Sun Shine In: How Open Data Furthers Open Government

By Maria Raviele Evaluation Officer, IMLS This week marks Sunshine Week, celebrating the importance of both open government and open information.  At IMLS, we believe that open government and transparency are essential to ensuring the success of the agency’s mission. … Continue reading

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Thanks for a Great Year!

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS As we start the new year and look back on accomplishments in 2013, it is clear to me that the success of IMLS rests on the shoulders of thousands of people in neighborhoods across America … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners’ Visitation to Libraries and Museums

By Deanne W. Swan, PhD Senior Statistician, IMLS As an analyst, I don’t often get to go into the field to see first-hand the wonderful work that our nation’s libraries and museums are doing. With summer winding down, I see excited … Continue reading

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